Venice Highlights

Saturday 06 Apr 2019 - Saturday 12 Oct 2019Venice, ItalyAverage daily distance 40 miles approx.
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8 day self-guided cycling holiday in the Veneto region of Northern Italy

From lagoons and sandy beaches to the gentle hills of the Monti Berici and Euganean hills. From the green waters of the Adige and Sile rivers to the foothills of the Alps, the beautiful Veneto region of Northern Italy offers an unforgettable cycling tour for the discerning traveller. With cultural highlights including the lagoon city of Venice, the city of Palladio, Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa with its famous, medieval covered wooden bridge, you’ll also find picturesque little villages and towns where grape-vines famous for the Prosecco wine is pressed.

Each tour starts on a SATURDAY:
Low Season - arrivals: 6th April - 26th April / 28th September - 12th October
Mid Season - arrivals: 27th April - 24th May / 7th September - 27th September
High Season - arrivals: 25th May - 6th September

The cost of the holiday does NOT include flights, which must be self-booked. IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM BIKE EVENTS CONFIRMING YOUR BOOKING .

Please note that this cycling holiday, run in conjunction with our partners, Eurobike, is SELF-GUIDED and there is NO ACCOMPANYING CYCLE TOUR GUIDE.. The route is signed, with route notes and map provided and all luggage transfers between hotels attended to.

EMAIL us to check availability making sure to include your chosen arrival date, or call us on 0117 989 7080.

Ride Details

Basic Trip Cost

Low Season: £590 / Mid Season: £630 / High Season: £655

Includes

Overnight stays in the listed category
Breakfast buffet or ample breakfast
Personal tour information
Luggage transfer between hotels
Excellently planned routes

Accommodation is in 3 and 4 star hotels
Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
Signed route
24-hour ticket for Venice (public transportation, bike tickets not included, approx. € 3,-)
Service hotline

Start

Venice, Italy
Map

Finish

Venice, Italy
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Distance

Average daily distance 40 miles approx.

Challenge Rating

Average daily distance 40 miles approx.

Start Times

Local Info

Options

Bike hire (7 or 21 gear) inc. insurance - £75
Electric Bike inc. insurance - £160

Route Details

Day 1: Arrival in Venice/Mestre at Hotel President
IYour first day includes an opportunity (depending on arrival time) to visit the lagoon city of Venice, located only 20 minutes from your hotel and easily reached by public transport.

Day 2: Mestre/Venice – Chioggia/Sottomarina (approx.30km)
Initial tour information meeting and bike fitting, then you’ll take the bike path over the Liberty Bridge to Venice followed by ferry transfer to Lido and on, via Pallestrina, to tonight’s hotel in Chioggia, with its wide sandy beach and many seafood restaurants.

Day 3: Chioggia/Sottomarina – Rovigo (approx. 65km)
Following quiet roads alongside the river Adige and through tranquil villages, today’s ride heads to Rovigo - a small, friendly town steeped in history and culture. You'll have plenty of time to explore its winding alleyways and spacious squares, and maybe while away some time in one of its many cosy cafés.

Day 4: Rovigo – Vicenza (approx. 60km + train trip)
Today’s ride stars with a short train ride the to Monselice from where you’ll ride through the gently rolling Euganean hills to Arquà Petrarca - small town that has managed to preserve its medieval character over the centuries. The route then continues along quiet roads into the foothills of the Monti Berici and tonight’s hotel in Vicenza.

Day 5: Vicenza – Bassano del Grappa (approx. 40km)
From Vicenza, you’ll head first to Marostica, famous for its castle and stone chess board in the main square and then Bassano del Grappa, with its covered wooden bridge and home of the famous Italian brandy, Grappa.

Day 6: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso (approx. 55km)
Today starts with a brisk uphill ride to the delightful Roman village of Asola. After a (welcome!) break the route descends gently into the grape-growing region of the world-famous Prosecco sparkling wine to tonight's hotel in the lively town of Treviso, headquarters of the bike manufacturer Pinarello.

Day 7: Treviso – Venice/Mestre (approx. 43km)
From Treviso, today’s ride follows the river Sile to Casale, bringing you back toward the starting point of your trip and tonight’s accommodation, located on the mainland just outside Venice. From here, the regular bus service can take you into the heart of this World Heritage Site, where you’ll have time to soak up the atmosphere of the fabulous lagoon city.

Day 8: Departure or extension (please contact us for details)

Other Info

You will cycle on a mostly flat route. There will be one steeper climb to Asolo. Most roads are paved; partly you will find yourself on well-prepared nature trails. The tour is not very physically demanding.

Ride Gradings

Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

Getting here by car

Getting here by train

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